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TMJ Treatment - Lexington, SC

Effective Jaw Pain and Bruxism Relief

Protect Your Jaws and Your Teeth

Many patients come to Bela Family Dentistry of White Knoll suffering from sore facial muscles, which they most commonly experience after awakening each morning. Many of these patients also have teeth that are worn down or even flat as a result of nighttime teeth grinding and clenching (bruxism). Some patients also have discomfort in their jaw joints and facial muscles, migraines, and pain that radiates down their neck, shoulders, and back. If you’re having any of these symptoms, there’s a strong chance you need some adjustments. For your mouth to work normally and comfortably, your jaw joints, muscles, and teeth must all move in harmony. When problems arise in one area, they can greatly impact other areas as well. This is why so many people with bruxism also suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, a misalignment of the joints that connect your jaw to your skull and enable your mouth to move. We can remedy your bruxism and muscle soreness in your face with our personalized TMJ treatment in Lexington, SC. These custom solutions include oral appliances, bite adjustments, and TMJ treatment with orthodontics. Restoring a harmonious balance between your joints, muscles, and teeth is usually all that’s required for you to reclaim a comfortable and fully functional life!

Indications of Imbalance

Curing Your Symptoms at the Source

It’s important to determine the cause of your symptoms in order to restore your balance and comfort. Following comprehensive diagnostics, assessment, and one-on-one discussions with you in our Lexington, SC office, our team will develop a personalized treatment plan for your TMJ disorder that will be effective for the long-term. We offer the following solutions:

Bite Adjustment

When teeth don’t meet in the correct position (occlusion) it can put significant strain on the adjacent joints and muscles, as well as cause you to grind and clench your teeth. By simply adjusting the surfaces of specific teeth we can often conquer these symptoms. With proper occlusion, you don’t have to worry about your facial muscles and joints overworking themselves.

Oral Appliance

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When you’re suffering from bruxism and often when it’s associated with a misalignment of the TM joints, we can restore balance and comfort with an oral appliance. Using acrylic guards, we can prevent your teeth from clenching and grinding together, decreasing muscle strain and pain in your face. They also allow your jaw and muscles to relax and move into a more comfortable position, restoring balance to the joints, muscles, and teeth.

Orthodontics

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When severely misaligned teeth cause bruxism and TMJ pain, orthodontics solutions like Invisalign® can restore harmony between the upper and lower arches, bringing balance back to your jaw joints and muscles. TMJ treatment in Lexington with orthodontics can reliably resolve TMJ pain and bruxism, while at the same time improving your smile esthetics, dental functioning, and overall oral health.

Put an end to your bruxism and jaw pain!

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